Summary: We have so many heros, but we need only one.
Luke 2:41->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Life of Christ Series <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Who did you want to be like when you were growing up?
ILL>>> Dan Smith b-ball player / -- pretend play nerf ball - jerry Adams, Mitch Steiner, Benny Polk, - Victor Hazard, --- piece of paper - contact
ILL>>> Be like Mike ... Michael Jordan /// Kids in Janet’s class wrote about wanting to be being a Bad word- Pim...-- It is the hip street culture.
title of this Sermon -- Be like Christ !! Grow like Christ!!
I. Christ as a Child
A. Dedicated as a baby 2:22 Jerry- Jake - Bible verses
B. Blessed by Simeon & Anna 2:34 & 2:38 godly heroes, Dr Lee Roberson. Dr, Criswell. ...
C. Blessed by obedient parents - 2:39 forming character ILL>> cement w/ forms, rebar
1. Resulted in growth
2. Resulted in strength - of spirit
3. Resulted in wisdom training - responsibility of parents
4. Resulted in grace training
II. Christ as a Youth 2:41
A. Godly initiation 2:42 - 2:49
1. first feast ----12 yr. olds can have first feast -- before bar mitzvah at 13
2. First sign of Deity, - no one understood
B. Godly process - (as we all must strive for!!) 2:51-2:52
wisdom - mental
stature - physical
favor with God - spiritual
favor with man - social
III. Christ as a Man 3:21-22
A. The Example of baptism 3:21
B. The Example of prayer v21 - a theme of Luke - picturing Jesus in prayer
C. The Example of Holy Spirit filling 22 - like a dove (not a real dove) humble, gentle, simple
D. The Example of Sonship
1. Proclaimed by the voice of God
2. Proclaimed by the genealogies v38
ILL>>> Don Dupree -- Million Dollar sales man- took me 10 years to do it. -- The management asked me to train new people. - Most didn’t listen...
Listen to the Life of Christ. Follow His Word!